Big Box Sprawl Causes Sharp Rise in Police Costs

Date: 1 Aug 2002 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Many city officials welcome large chain retailers for the tax revenue that create. Rarely do they consider the other side of the balance sheet: the tax losses that occur when chains displace local stores and the added costs of providing roads, sewers, police, fire, and other public services to the sprawling new development.

Added police costs are proving especially difficult for many communities that once welcomed big box stores. Take Port Richey, Florida, for example. … Read More